Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

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Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime

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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
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Open Date 11/02/2021
Requisition Number PRN28349B
Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary
40 hours/week; 12-month position 
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00163 - Educational Psychology
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 50,000-52,500 ; commensurate with qualifications and experience
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary
This postdoctoral fellow will join the University of Utah’s Technology in Training, Education, and Consultation (U-TTEC) Lab ( ) in the Department of Educational Psychology to support training, technical assistance, and research related to school mental and behavior health programs. The fellow will work closely with interdisciplinary mental health teams at the University level (school psychologists, counseling psychologists, psychiatrists, school counselors, behavior analysts), school leadership teams, community mental health providers, and State personnel for school mental health. 
Additional responsibilities include providing local support for related mental health programs and projects carried out through the lab. These include but are not limited to: supervising undergraduate and graduate students, collaborating with teachers, school staff, and school administrators, implementing behavior and mental health programming, performing research activities, teaching, grant writing, and disseminating aspects of the projects. This is a one-year, funded position with the possibility of renewal for an additional year contingent on the availability of funding. 
  • Collaborate with school administrators and mental health teams across schools.
  • Delivery of professional development programming and capacity building to support school teams in the development of mental health frameworks. 
  • Support and participate in monthly team meetings with mental health teams to provide and facilitate collaborations with community providers, generate capacity building for school mental health teams and staff, and assist in the alignment of mental health services within school and between community and family. 
  • Participate in bi-weekly interdisciplinary team meetings with districts and provide training and technical assistance twice a month.
  • Attend trainings and professional development programs related to program 
  • Under supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) and in collaboration with other identified Co-PIs, assist in consultative supports, screening and preventative supports, data collection and management, and intervention and therapy (both group and individual) in schools.
  • Assist the PI in supervising undergraduate and doctoral students (primarily School Psychology Ed.S. and Ph.D. students) who work on the programs. 
  • Engage in analysis and writing of research findings, as author or co-author when substantively involved, and in sharing results with stakeholder audiences. 
  • The Fellow will also have the opportunity to write and publish on existing datasets, as well as collaborate on grant writing. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; 
  • Comfort and experience using videoconferencing and technology;
  • Familiarity with statistical packages (e.g., SPSS); 
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; 
  • Ability to protect confidentiality of participant information; 
  • Ability to provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with internal team members, teacher and parent research participants, and community members; 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; 
  • Strong attention to detail; 
  • Strong initiative skill; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; 
  • Strong organizational skills; 
  • Strong commitment to research ethics; 
  • Strong commitment to customer service. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in School Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Behavior Analysis.
  • Training and experience in school consultation, assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, and practice with individuals with disabilities and their families.
  • Experience delivering school mental health services (individually or at the systems level) 
  • Experience working with teachers, or direct classroom experience. 
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse students and families. 

  • Experience with supervision, intervention development and implementation, or program dissemination.
  • Experience providing psychotherapy to children and adolescents in individual and group formats. 
  • Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. 
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. 
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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For more information:
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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  • Cover Letter
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  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

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